Today we'll be looking at the beauty of Ireland once more. I have talked about how much Irish nature enchanted me from the first moment I saw it in my last article. This time we'll have a look at it in a greater detail. As I have already written, in Ireland (or Dublin more precisely) there are many wonderful parks. It sure didn't leave you unnoticed that green is the typical Irish color and the reason for it, is pretty clear. It's being said that the Irish green color in nature has a slightly different shade and is more intense than elsewhere.

I myself did not really believed this until I had seen it with my own eyes. The rain showers and clouds change with sun's rays very fast and together it creates an almost magical effect. And as for the nature itself, it really seems like the green is somehow more intense than anywhere else.

When it comes to nature, there are probably thousands of places worth the visit in Ireland. Sadly, I wasn't able to see all of them but if I manage to go back there once, I will make sure to visit them. First, I would like to share with you places that amazed me the most.

Glendalough and Wicklow Mountains


Glendalough is a natural reserve and next to this there is a national park Wicklow Mountains. The walk through the rezervation was amazing and I strongly recommend it to anyone who's going to Ireland. It's really worth it. The only thing that I would suggest - keep checking the weather forecast and enjoy this place when the sun is shining.

At the beginnings of our trip, we met a typical Irish graveyard. When I say it aloud, it doesn't sound like it would be the best place where to begin, but trust me, the view is amazing. And once more, the Celtic magic is everywhere around you.

Irish Graveyard

And only a bit further there were pastures with cows :) 

Irish Pasture

As you can see from the pictures, we had a typical Irish weather that day - a little bit of dark clouds, a bit of clear-blue sky, a bit of sunshine, a bit of cold. But as the time passed, it was getting more and more cloudy and we were a bit afraid that it might also start raining.

Lake in Glendalough

The passage through Glendalough takes you through fields, forrests and around some very beautiful lakes.

Glendalough

These two pictures are probably my favorites (even thought the upper one is a bit more blurry than I would like). It was especially beautiful when the sun was shining through the crowns of the trees (you can see it a little bit in the upper photo).

Glendalough

Then we finally got to the end of the Glendalough passage and we ended up at a lake. But the weather got pretty cloudy and a very thick mist started to appear. I took the photo just a few minutes before there was fog everywhere around. The mountains that you see around the lake are the Wicklow Mountains - national park.

Glendalough Lake


Dún Laoghaire


This place is slightly different as it is a town rather than a piece of nature, just a few kilometres from Dublin. I planned to visit this place for a while and just when we got there, there was a Festival of World Cultures. The main reason why I wanted to visit Dún Laoghaire was because I really needed some time with a seaside. I love the sea and I love boats and yachts, so it was very clear to me that I need to see it. It's rather a part of Irish seaside nature.

Dún Laoghaire 

As I have mentioned, there was a festival and just next to the sea there was a Ferris wheel. And we had to try it out - of course. 

Dún Laoghaire - Ferris Wheel

A little taste of the festival (a really tiny one as the weather wasn't great and so were the other photos taken there):

Festival of World Cultures Dún Laoghaire

And well, as I also mentioned, I needed to see the harbor since I love boats and yatchs. I couldn't leave without it. 

Irish Boats

Yachts

If you travel to Dublin for a few days, then definitely spend a day visiting Dún Laoghaire. It is just a really short trip from Dublin but it's still a completely different place.

Other beautiful places you must see in Ireland: